Smith, William, SGT

Military Intelligence (Enlisted)
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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Service Branch
Military Intelligence
Current/Last MOS Group
Military Intelligence (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1990-1992, 96B, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment/HHB
Previously Held MOS
96B-Intelligence Analyst
96B-Intelligence Analyst
Service Years
1989 - 1997
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
1st Infantry Division Certificate
Cold War Certificate


Three Service Stripes

 Official Badges 

1st Infantry Division

 Unofficial Badges 

Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
Army Historical FoundationSociety of 1st Infantry Division Post 9997, Blue Ridge Memorial PostAmerican Legion
  2007, Army Historical Foundation [Verified]
  2007, Society of 1st Infantry Division [Verified]
  2007, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 9997, Blue Ridge Memorial Post (National President) (Kansas City, Missouri) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2011, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Military Intell

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1989, 2nd Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment (Fort Dix, NJ), 3
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment1st Infantry Division411th Civil Affairs Battalion135th Military Intelligence Battalion
450th Transportation Battalion
  1990-1992, 96B, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment/HHB
  1990-1992, 96B, 1st Infantry Division
  1992-1993, 96B, 411th Civil Affairs Battalion
  1993-1995, 135th Military Intelligence Battalion
  1995-1997, 96B, 450th Transportation Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1990-1991 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia/Operation Desert Shield
  1991-1991 Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Army?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Army?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Washburn University
  1997-2000, Washburn University
  2001-2003, Baker University
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